Cherokee Dam Campground

TVA'S Cherokee Dam Campground is located in Jefferson City, TN on the upstream side of the Cherokee Dam. The campground has a total of 44 campsites with 4 sites being ADA accessible. All campsites are equipped with water and electric, except for 5 primitive tent-only sites on the eastern front end of the lake. In the center of the campground, two bathhouses provide hot showers and flushing toilets.

There are other recreational opportunities near the campground, including, swimming, boating, and hiking. An easy Cherokee Cross Country Trail provides spectacular views of the Cherokee lake and Cherokee Dam. Bring your whole family for the day to enjoy our picnic pavilions! Visit TVA's Day use area website for reservation information. 

For more information visit TVA's campgrounds webpage.

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Latitude: 36.155118 Longitude: -83.514696 Elevation: 1145 ft

Number of Camp Sites


Campground Style


Maximum Number of People Cabin or Fire Lookout May Accommodate


Maximum Length of Stay Allowed

From May 1 to Sept. 30, maximum days of stay is 21 consecutive days. From Oct 1 to April 30, maximum stay is 30 days.

Direct Link to Reservation Site

Driving Directions

Cherokee Dam Campground
2805 North Highway 92
Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760

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Eco-Friendly Notes

Waste dumb station is located on the south eastern end of the campground, near campsite 44. Place all trash in dumpsters except fish debris. Please contact the campground host on duty for pick up and disposal of fish scraps. Dumping waste or gray water onto the ground is prohibited

Pet Friendly Notes

Only 2 pets per campsite are allowed and must be on a leash or caged at all times. Pets are prohibited on beach, adjacent picnic areas and inside bathrooms. Owners must pick up after their pets.

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